So summer is here in monsoon-soaked Seoul, bringing with it flashes of lightning bolts and thunderous rapture. But not to worry. The sunshine will be back permanently soon, and if it doesn’t return we’ll be celebrating summer anyway on Platoon Kunsthalle’s fake grassy floor, while watching the newest selection of films pop-up festival Future Shorts has to offer for this season. The ever-popular cinematic .
These are the films:
Dir: Frances Bodomo
An African family, lost in America, travels to a Louisiana church to find a cure for its problem child.
Stars 9-year old Oscar nominated Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild). Official selection Sundance Festival 2013
Dir: Victor Carrey
Chewing gum. A dog leash. An Australia shaped stain on the wall. A bent traffic light… Each of these elements has its own story, even though all of them together can create a new plot..
Winner at Chicago Film Festival and Hugo Gold Award winner. Winner of 77 awards and more than 200 selections.
Dir: Sara Gunnarsdottir
The Pirate of Love is an animated documentary about an outsider musician, Daniel C.
Official selection AFI Film Fest & New Directors/New Films 2013.
Dir: Tony Donoghue
In Ireland, old hand-painted furniture is often associated with hard times, with poverty, and with a time many would rather forget.
In this animated documentary, 16 pieces of traditional folk furniture are repaired and returned home.
Sundance 2013 winner for Best Animation short film.
Dir: Ventura Durall
Following a 10-year-old kid who arrives at the Ethiopian capital after escaping from his home and his misfortunes to integrate into a street children group,
The Hidden Smile constructs a realistic tale on the values that flourish in a society formed by children.
Winner of Best Documentary at Abu Dhabi Film Festival and official Sundance selection 2012.
Dir: Mahalia Belo
Sam lives in a place where everything is polished and secrets are cleaned up and kept. So when Georgina goes missing, everyone acts like nothing happened. But Sam can’t stop thinking about her, the enigma who lived next door, swimming daily in her pool. As Sam drifts back into his memories of Georgina, he comes to realise he may know more than he wants to remember..
Winner of the British Independent Film Award for Best Short
All info taken from the Future Shorts website. Most of the films are in English with Korean subtitles. Films not in English will also have English subtitles. For more on Future Shorts in Seoul follow or on Facebook, or sign up .